penn not a stooge

Sean Penn who has been in the news as of late for more than just his sort of recent Oscar win (the man is going into divorce proceedings for a 2nd time) has now dropped out of two movies.  MGM’s “The Three Stooges” and Universal and Imagine’s crime thriller “Cartel.”  THR says he is leaving Hollywood to spend more time with his family (but for how long Sean?!)

The Farrelly Brothers (Dumb & Dumber) have been trying to get Stooges made for a very long time, and to be honest even getting Penn, Jim Carrey, and Benicio del Toro was astonishing.  How will they recoup?  This should be interesting to follow as MGM has slotted it for a 2010 release for Stooges.  More on “Cartel” and Penn here.